Lenovo Ditches 'Netbook' Moniker, Dubs IdeaPad S110 a 'Mini Notebook'

Paul Lilly

Shakespeare once wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a netbook by any other name would smell as sweet," or something like that. Or maybe Juliet was rambling about a rose when she was justifying her secret relationship with Romeo. In any event, Lenovo's upcoming IdeaPad S110 is a netbook even if the OEM insists on calling it a "mini notebook" instead.

The IdeaPad S110 mini notebook appeared in a promotional YouTube video pimping a handful of specs, including a 10.1-inch HD display, 98 percent full-size Accutype keyboard, USB 3.0, optioanl 2MP webcam, integrated Wi-Fi and optional 3G, and 16mm frame. So what makes us so sure this is a netbook in disguise?

If you head over to Provantage , you'll find the IdeaPad S110 listed for $321 and change. In addition to a 10.1-inch screen and other netbook-like specs, this thing's rocking an Intel Atom N2600 processor, 1GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, and Windows 7.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, you can bet your lunch money it's a duck, even if someone wants to call it a mini Anatidae.

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